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08-03-2014, 11:22 AM
App promises to double your reading speed or more.
http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/th...0-minutes/

Seems interesting and it didn't take me long to get the 400 wpm 500 was a little fast for me but I think if I actually tried it I could get there and beyond. Read a 1,000 page book in 10 hours? The makers of this app say it is possible.

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08-03-2014, 11:43 AM
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Why would I want to do that? I wouldn't be savoring or even tasting anything, I'd just be ingesting it. Do not want. No

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08-03-2014, 11:45 AM
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(08-03-2014 11:43 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Why would I want to do that? I wouldn't be savoring or even tasting anything, I'd just be ingesting it. Do not want. No

I know what you mean. I read fast anyway and if anything I like taking my time with a good book. It could be more useful for a textbook or something that you just want to get through quickly.

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08-03-2014, 12:33 PM
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That was pretty fun. So it sounds like the company is going to have their software integrated into other reading apps right? Like kindle may one day give you the option of turning on this feature for speed reading? That I could get on board with.

Edit: I was worried it would be an app that just teaches you how to speed read. I felt like if that was the case I'd loose out on some reading comprehension. But the way they present the words for you felt natural, and I felt like I still had full comprehension.

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08-03-2014, 12:55 PM
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(08-03-2014 11:22 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/th...0-minutes/

Seems interesting and it didn't take me long to get the 400 wpm 500 was a little fast for me but I think if I actually tried it I could get there and beyond. Read a 1,000 page book in 10 hours? The makers of this app say it is possible.

it would be nice,cuz my reading speed on my pc is drastically slower than reading a real book

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08-03-2014, 01:05 PM
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Hum... No thanks. It gets the info into the old brain OK. Just not for me... Reading isn't *just* about getting the info. It's about enjoying it. Absorbing it. I would definitely never read a novel this way. And textbooks require thought *around* the topic, not just the words on the page, so that's no go either.

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08-03-2014, 03:07 PM
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I usually read a book wich contains around 700 pages in 4-5 hours depending on the size of letters if there's no distraction and if the book is exiting,but i only process the main details and if i'm done i give it slow read to get all the details.

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08-03-2014, 03:32 PM
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According to http://www.readingsoft.com/ i read with a speed of 1085 wpm.
I answered 9/11 quistions about the test correctly.
This is is fast as i can read w/o severely limiting my comperhension of the text i think

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08-03-2014, 08:04 PM
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I have this skill of pressing on the "next page" button on my phone and grasping the main idea at the glimpse of each page flying by, when I read online novels of little but still a little interest.

Convert that to WPM, should be like 12000 (Chinese words, on average 2 characters) /min, need no app, cost me nothing.

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08-03-2014, 08:15 PM
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I took a speed reading class in high school...of course it wasn't nearly as high tech. But I still use the concepts with certain things that I need to get the gist of quickly. But for pleasure reading I read every word.

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